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US Decline

US Era of Dominance Is Dwindling as China Takes Over the World Economy

David Oualaalou | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
David Oualaalou

While the U.S. is enmeshed in its political squabbling as a result of the paralysis of Congress, China and Russia are strengthening their economic ties with military cooperation on the horizon.

American Decline: The U.S. Shoots Itself In The Foot

Pierre Guerlain | Posted 03.17.2013 | World
Pierre Guerlain

There is no doubt that the U.S. is a major power and will remain one in the foreseeable future but other societies are forging ahead and restricting the relative power and therefore leadership of America.

The Imperial Way

Noam Chomsky | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Noam Chomsky

Why exactly is Iran regarded as such a colossal threat? The question is rarely discussed, but it is not hard to find a serious answer -- though not, as usual, in the fevered pronouncements.

What Decline of Western Civilization?

Harlan Green | Posted 01.29.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

Dr. Ferguson's theme isn't new. Root causes of the rise and fall of western civilizations were earlier explored by UCLA Professor Jared Diamond in his books Guns, Germs, and Steel, and Collapse in far more convincing fashion.

Sleepwalking Into the Imperial Dark: What It Feels Like When a Superpower Runs Off the Tracks

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Have you noticed how repetitiously our president and others insist that we are "the greatest nation on Earth"? When the U.S. was actually "the greatest," no one needed to say it over and over again.

One and a Half Cheers for American Decline: The Future's Not Ours -- and That's Good News

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

It's actually going to feel better to be just another nation, one more country, even if a large and powerful one, on this overcrowded planet, rather than the nation.

Hillary Rebuts the Declinists

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

Among foreign policy mandarins here and abroad, it's become axiomatic that America must radically downsize its global ambitions to avoid hubris and to match our straitened economic circumstances. Hillary Clinton is having none of it.